Pictures of crowded beaches in California call on the governor: Gavin Newsom calls for more discipline in the fight against the corona virus. At the other end of the United States you can see that more relaxed.
Governor Gavin Newsom has called the Californians to order. Too many people crowded on the open beaches on Sunday with high summer temperatures. Unlike in Los Angeles, the beaches in the southern California districts of Orange and Ventura were not closed.
Newsom described the behavior of sun worshipers as an example of how not to do it. The virus is still highly dangerous, said the democrat. “It doesn’t take time off on weekends. It doesn’t take time out. It’s ubiquitous, it’s invisible, and it remains deadly.”
The pandemic is light in the Golden State
Most people in California, however, would largely respect current restrictions on public life, Newsom said. This has made “significant progress” in the fight against the corona virus, which should not be put at risk now. Local authorities in Orange and Ventura are now rethinking their decision to open the beaches, the governor said.
In California, exit restrictions were imposed relatively quickly, which experts say has prevented the virus from spreading more widely in the most populous U.S. state. To date, around 45,000 coronavirus infections have been recorded in the west coast state. The official death toll from the pandemic there was 1753 on Monday.
Contrary to California’s strategy, Washington Governor Jay Inslee plans to reopen the state’s parks and other outdoor areas for day trippers next week. He said the public health guidelines would still be followed, Inslee said. “Outdoor recreation is one of the best things we can do to promote Washington, DC physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing in times of stress and isolation,” said Inslee. rb / cw (afp, ap, rtr)